Monday, March 30, 2015

#Because He Lives

Hey Fam!
Gabby and Sister King wishing Mom a Happy Birthday!

Super sorry but I don't have a ton of time today.  We have been pretty busy and myldsmail was down for a while today so not a lot of time but here is a quick update:

So pretty much if you want an update of what we have been doing, we have been doing a LOT of tracting.  We have been pushing the church's new Because He Lives initiative.  If you haven't watched that video yet, do it now!

also while you are at it watch this one from last year.  MY FAVE

Being a missionary at Easter time is the best because people are a lot more open to hearing what we have to say.  People that usually would slam the door in our faces will listen for at least a second.  That is the thing about Wausau- most people here are already very religious.  Everyone is either Lutheran or Catholic.  It makes me so happy to see people that have faith in the Savior.  In Milwaukee and especially in Madison I met a lot of atheists or people that just didn't care.  So we have been telling people about this Easter video to try to add to their Easter experience. 

Selfie with our local Jehovah's Witnesses!

How I felt about our empty mail box

Me with Holden's Flat Stanley

My favorite scripture about Christ's resurrection is in Mosiah 16:
 And if Christ had not risen from the dead, or have broken the bands of death that the grave should have no victory, and that death should have no sting, there could have been no resurrection.
 But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death‍ is swallowed up in Christ.
 He is the light‍ and the life of the world; yea, a light that is endless, that can never be darkened; yea, and also a life which is endless, that there can be no more death.

The sting of death is swallowed up in Christ!  He overcame both spiritual death and physical death as well.  Because of Him, we will get to be united as a family again in our perfect resurrected bodies. And the amazing thing about this is that resurrection is a gift for everyone here on earth no matter what choices they made.  Man, Christ must love us a lot.

We met with our new investigator this week.  He was just sitting outside his house and I went up and started talking to him.  He is recently divorced and having a really hard time.  We testified of the Book of Mormon and he accepted a return appointment to learn more.  We have taught him the Restoration and the Plan of Salvation and he came to church yesterday!  So more to come on him.

The women's broadcast this past weekend was a huge highlight for me.  LOVED the focus on the family. Though it did make me miss my family, especially because is was Mom's birthday.  But like I said before, we will all be together forever.  So no big.  Favorite thing that I learned from that meeting- God has a plan for each of us, but He also has His timetable.  Something that is always good to keep in mind.

The broadcast made me even more STOKED for general conference coming up this weekend.  General conference is seriously like Christmas morn for a missionary.  So sad that this is my last one!  Excited to hear what all of you think about conference this year!

Also- I thought I would share with you something that Sister Hammatt shared with me this week.  I guess they had a Jerusalem expert come to their mission to teach them about Jesus Christ.  

Apparently there is a sign in the Garden of Gethsemane that says, "You have never before been to this place, but your sins have."

I love that!  The Savior truly suffered for each of our sins.  He loves us so much.  So grateful for this Easter season that we have to celebrate that.  And what better way to celebrate than hearing from his prophet on the earth today.

Love you all!  Happy Easter and Happy General Conference!

Sister King

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